Tuesday, 24 April 2012

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Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Trivandrum Company comes up with cheap alternative to Aakash Tablet

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 06:48 PM PDT

 A Company at TECHNOPARK  Trivamdrum,  Telmoco Development Labs Pvt.  has come out with a Tablet PC - Attitude Daksha - a 7-inch tablet variant for Rs.5,399 inclusive of all taxes.  This can easily compete with low cost Aakash TabletAttitude Daksha, touted as the most powerful 7-inch tablet computer for students and professionals, was launched here Tuesday.

Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBIC) incubated Telmoco plans to compete in the low-cost tablet PC market where the government-launched Aakash tablet is prominent.

Daksha features Capacitive 5 point touch screen with 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor with 512 MB DDR3RAM. It has a HDMI port, Micro SD slot, 3.5 mm audio out, Micro USB port and having OTG connector for 3G Dongle and RJ 45lAN cable.

Daksha is capable of 1080p full HD video streaming and has dedicated 400 MHzGPU for advanced flash Apps, Interactive Apps and full HD videos. Daksha is powered by 3,800 mAh li-Pol battery which gives a back up of over 6 hours with WiFi on.

“Even though the Indian media tablets market witnessed high decibel launches by the world’s leading vendors, the Tablet PC market in India is a niche market that is quickly picking up the pace in terms of adoption,” said C.R. Nijesh, chairman and executive director, Telmoco at the launch.

Telmoco Development labs Pvt ltd is a company initiated in electronics research and mobile technologies.

Attitude Daksha is initially set off to launch at schools, professional institutions, and corporate houses and will be available in the market from May 15. It can be ordered online from Telmoco website.

Aamir Khan to attend the wedding of son of a Rickshaw Puller

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 06:05 PM PDT

aamir khanAamir Khan, who befriended rickshaw puller Ram Lakhan in Varanasi during his country wide promotion of “3 Idiots”, has been invited to his son’s wedding.

The 47-year-old actor met Lakhan two and half years ago while travelling in disguise in North of India without any bodyguards to promote his film. Lakhan has now invited Aamir to attend his son’s wedding in the holy city tomorrow.

Lakhan, who too Aamir on a tour around Varanasi while he was disguised as an old man, developed a strong bond with the actor in three days.

“Lakhan came all the way to Mumbai from Varanasi to invite Aamir for his son’s wedding. Aamir was very touched with this gesture,” a source said. Aamir will be attending the wedding apparently. The actor-producer is currently busy with his debut TV venture “Satyamev Jayate”.

Italy pays Rs 20 Crores to the families to Slain Kerala Fishermen

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 04:56 PM PDT

Italy has  paid $380,000 or Rs 20 Crores to the families of two Indian fishermen who officials said were mistaken for pirates and shot dead by an Italian navy security team guarding a merchant vessel.

Two marines, who were escorting the Italian-flagged tanker Enrica Lexie off Indias south western coast in February, were charged with murder and are awaiting trial in the state of Kerala.

Italy’s consul general in Mumbai, Giampaolo Cutillo, told reporters the payment – 10 million rupees to each family – was a gesture of goodwill and not an admission of responsibility for the deaths.

The incident triggered a diplomatic row, with Italy accusing India of breaching its territorial jurisdiction by arresting the marines in international waters. Cutillo said the settlement had been reached with each of the victims families in the coastal town of Kochi. The relatives agreed to withdraw their cases against the marines, he said. ‘We have reciprocated the gesture to express our solidarity with the two families,’ Cutillio said. ‘We are sorry for the incident and we are conveying our deepest condolence to the victims kin,’ he said.

Keralas state government has not dropped its own charges against the two men and the widow of one of the victims told that she was not happy with the compensation alone.

‘The money will not compensate the loss of my husband. We want the two marines to get the maximum punishment so that such incidents will not be repeated in future,’ she said.

Attacks on ships have increased in the eastern side of the Arabian Sea, as increased security around the Horn of Africa has pushed Somali pirates to make raids as far over as the Maldives. The waters close to India are generally considered safer.

Gujarat gets World’s first Canal Top 1MW Solar Power Plant

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 03:51 PM PDT

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated the World’s First Canal-Top 1 MW solar project on Narmada branch canal network, to the national grid at Chandrasan in Mehsana district.

Modi termed this pilot project to be an innovative merger of “jal and urja shakti” for a greener tomorrow, which virtually eliminates the need to acquire huge tracts of land, as is typically needed in setting up such plants. The project was commissioned within 1,000 days of conception, Modi said.

The trial run of plant shows that solar panels here produced 15 per cent extra power as compared to land installations as the water flowing under the panels keeps them relatively cool, he said.

“This initiative of Gujarat on Narmada branch canal network has the potential to bring down per unit cost of clean energy from solar panels to between Rs 8 to Rs 8.50 in future,” Modi said. “When we had mooted this concept of solar power generation, there were very few takers, so ultimately I had asked the state utility to take up this project, but now lot of people are keen to execute it,” Modi said.

Drawing parallels between solar and coal-based power generation, Modi said that 600 MW of solar power dedicated to the nation by Gujarat recently, would otherwise had required 7.5 lakh tonnes of coal, plus freight cost, working to Rs 250 crore annually.

The state’s solar power initiatives would help nation save Rs 6,500 crore over the next 25 years, besides reducing carbon emissions to the tune of 8 lakh tonnes, Modi said. The solar plant set up at the cost of around Rs 17.50 crore by the US-based Sun Edison and is projected to generate 1.6 million units annually and simultaneously prevent evaporation of 9 million litres of water.

The entire length of SSNL canal network in Gujarat is around 19,000 kilometres and if even 10 per cent of it is used for this type of projects it could generate 2,400 MW of clean energy annually, Modi said. “It would eliminate need of 11,000 acres of land required for a solar project of this magnitude and save 2 billion litres of water annually,” an official statement said.

Politicians gather at wedding of Lalu’s daughter

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 03:38 PM PDT

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sixth daughter Anushka today tied the knot with Chiranjeev Rao, son of Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav, at a ceremony in New Delhi, attended by a host of political leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Rao is currently President of Haryana Youth Congress.

The marriage, held at Prasad’s official residence 25, Tughlaq Marg here, recorded the attendance of the Prime Minister and the Congress President. Delhi Lt. General Tejendra Khanna, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, BJP leader L K Advani, SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prasad’s arch rival in Bihar politics Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi were among the important guests.

Nitish Kumar had also attended the marriage ceremony of Lalu Prasad’s fifth daughter Hema at the same venue in March this year, which was also attended by the Prime Minister as well as Gandhi. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi was also seen at the function.

Congress Media Department head Janardhan Dwivedi, Motilal Vohra, Union Minister Kumari Selja, Makhanlal Fotedar, Yoganand Shastri, LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Dr Naresh Trehan and BJP leader C P Thakur were also present. Prasad has seven daughters and two sons. Anushka is second daughter of Prasad to marry a politician’s son.

Maoists say that Alex Paul Menon is safe but needs Medecine

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 02:51 PM PDT

Alex Paul MenonAbducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon is “safe” but needs medicines, Maoists tonight said and proposed the name of human rights activist and academic Hargopal as another mediator for talks with the government. They also maintained that they have not extended the deadline for meeting their demands.

They told some mediapersons in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district that the 2006-batch IAS officer, who was abducted on April 21, is “safe” but being an asthma patient, he needs medicines. The Naxals also stuck to their April 25 deadline set to the Chhattisgarh government to meet their demands in exchange for the freedom of Menon.

There has been no extension of the deadline, but the issue can be discussed if the state government comes forward and takes an initiative, they said. Talking to reporters here, Menon’s wife Asha said she has dispatched necessary medicines and clothes for her husband through Manish Kunjam, president of All India Adivasi Mahasabha, who has been named a mediator by the rebels.

Last night, Maoists had named Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan, former National SC/ST Commission chairperson B D Sharma and Kunjam as their mediators. However, Bhushan and Kunjam declined to mediate on behalf of the Maoists.

Hargopal was one of the mediator in the Malkangiri district collector R Vineel Krishna abduction case. Meanwhile, the Centre and Chhattisgarh government have intensified their efforts to secure the release of Menon. The

state today named two former chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – Nirmala Buch and S K Mishra – as its nominees to hold talks with the Naxals.

The Maoists have demanded release of eight of their jailed leaders, halt to the anti-Naxal offensive “Operation Green Hunt” and sending security forces in Bastar to barracks. The operations against Maoists have since been suspended.

Indian Army conducts Operation Shoorveer in Rajasthan

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 01:00 PM PDT

The Indian Army has launched a massive summer exercise in the Rajasthan desert involving over 50,000 troops and several hundred artillery guns and infantry combat vehicles as part of its efforts to shore up its battle worthiness on the western front with Pakistan.
The exercise, code-named ‘Shoorveer’, is being conducted by the Jaipur-based South Western Command and will end in the first week of May, an officer at the army headquarters here said.

‘Troops of South Western ‘Sapta Shakti’ Command have now built up in the deserts of Rajasthan to carry out an annual summer exercise,’ the army headquarters said here.

‘Presently, the formations are practising their battle drills in the designated training areas,’ it said.

The collective training started with honing up of basic battle procedures and tactical drills at tactical level.

‘A number of field firings are being carried out to check the accuracy and lethality of the weapon systems. A large number of innovations and modifications carried out by units and formations to enhance combat power are being tested in the field,’ the officer said.

The troops will build the momentum of training gradually, with increased combat tempo to set the stage for a major joint army-air force exercise in the later part of the exercise.

‘The exercise Shoorveer is scheduled to culminate when Sapta Shakti Command along with Indian Air Force will carry out swift battle manoeuvres and joint operations,’ the officer said.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh are expected to witness the exercise in the first week of May.

IAS Officer in Gujarat marries in mass wedding Ceremony

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 12:19 PM PDT

An IAS Officer in Gujarat has set example by marrying  in Mass Wedding Ceremony instead of going for a pompous ceremony. He was one of the 35 men who tied the knot at a mass wedding ceremony in Bhiloda taluka today.

Vijay Kharadi, who cleared his IAS exams in 2009 and presently posted as deputy collector in Narmada district, married Seema Garasia at a simple function organised by his tribal Dungri Garasia community.

Hailing from tribal dominated Khedbhrama taluka of Sabarkantha district, the 28-year old Kharadi tied the knot with Seema, a tribal woman from Vijayanagar of the same district, on Akshaya Tritiya day today, family sources said.

Avoiding a pompous ceremony, Kharadi preferred to keep his big day a low key affair with only close family friends invited to the venue.

“My brother is tying the knot today at a simple mass wedding ceremony being held in Sabarkantha,” Shirish Kharadi, brother of the groom said.

“Spending on extravagant weddings is sheer waste of money. My brother wished to set an example by getting married at a simple ceremony,” he said.

Vijay Kharadi’s mentor at Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration(SPIPA), J M Acharya said “Vijay is tying a knot at a very simple ceremony being held near his home town. He hasn’t changed one bit after he became an IAS officer… he is the same down to earth Vijay I knew.”

He (Vijay) had joined SPIPA in 2006 and cleared IAS in 2009, he said adding that prior to coming here he had done BE-Computers from a leading private university in the state.

“Never deterred by challenges in life, Vijay cleared the IAS examination in third attempt, and since then the only change I see in him is that he has become more innovative in what he does,” Acharya said.

Sachin releases book on his 100th Tonne

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 06:08 AM PDT

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, on his 39th birthday Tuesday, released a book commemorating his 100th international century titled ‘Sachin – A Tribute To The Legend’ at a glittering ceremony at the Mumbai Indians team hotel here Tuesday.

The book, published by The Hindu group, was conceptualized after Tendulkar scored his 100th international century in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur on March 16.

Tendulkar, flanked by Mumbai Indians coach Robin Singh and captain Harbhajan Singh, expressed his gratitude after releasing the book.

“It gives me immense pleasure to launch this book. All the efforts taken by The Hindu mean a lot to me. Over the years I have made lot of friends and they are dear ones. Our friendship has grown in a similar manner as The Hindu has grown. I cherish each and every moment I have shared with them,” Tendulkar said.

“Reading various articles and opinions (in The Hindu) has played an important role in my career. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for putting this book together in a matter of few weeks. It’s a mammoth effort and thank you very much,” he added.

The book is a fine collection of all the published reports of all the matches in which Tendulkar scored his 100 international centuries. Besides, it has some rare pictures of the batting maestro and a range of interesting statistics.

“The narrative of the hundred hundreds concerns itself primarily with Tendulkar, the batsman. It isn’t independent of Tendulkar, the man, for art can’t be separated from the artist,” wrote Nirmal Shekar, the Sports Editor of The Hindu, in his foreword to the book.

Satayamev Jayate has spoiled my life says Aamir’s wife

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 05:21 AM PDT

Kiran RaoFilmmaker and superstar Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao says the actor’s new TV show “Satayamev Jayate” has made life tough for her as he has started bringing work home.

“This show has made my jeena haram (life tough) on many levels because Aamir has worked on the show night and day and in my house,” the 38-year-old said here.

“So my house has been full of writers and people from Star, and Aamir and they have all the big team in my house day and night. So, I am waiting for the show to come on air and slowly, hopefully my life will also go back to normal,” she added.

“Satyamev Jayate” will go on air on Star Plus May 6. The concept of the show has been kept under wraps, but its theme song is receiving a positive response.

Rao also admits to being in love with it.

“‘Satyamev Jayate’ is an amazing song. I really loved it and they went all over the country to shoot it, which was really exciting,” she said, adding that she regrets not being a part of the show.

“(I was) Very sad that I couldn’t be a part of his show. It’s been such a journey for Aamir. The promos I hope reached out to the people and people will watch the show,” she said.

“Satyamev Jayate” will mark Aamir’s debut on the small screen.

It is unique as it will be the first ever programme to go live simultaneously on a private channel and national broadcaster DD1.

While Aamir has been busy with the show, Rao has been spending time with their five-month-old son Azaad. She says motherhood is keeping her away from starting anything new.

“I am actually going to begin writing something. I hope I have the head space to start writing. I am still very much a full-time mother hoping to find the space to work and write something new,” said Rao, who became a mother in December last year through a surrogacy.

Her last film as producer was “Delhi Belly” and she made her directorial debut with “Dhobi Ghat”.

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